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jerryW
11-23-2003, 05:38 PM
<img src="http://www.neoncrunch.on.ca/pix/keith.jpg" alt "16X20 A/C">

mlmoncrief
11-23-2003, 05:52 PM
I really enjoy this one...keep coming back to look but not sure what to say, can't critique.

It definitely transports me...I can feel the sun, the crisp cool air. His demeanor...

I love how you're so free with your brushes.

Is he smoking?

Monica

mfoxmelanson
11-23-2003, 06:00 PM
Can't critique, either. If he is smoking, I think he should quit!!:eek: :)

M.

Paintonbrush
11-23-2003, 06:06 PM
Nice sunny day in Canada, with sunny neighbors giving other neighbors inspiration.
:clap:

jerryW
11-23-2003, 06:08 PM
I used to buy ciggies from him @ 25cents; he's a septugenarian who walks by my house at least 4 times per day, to keep the joints from locking up.
I can respect that.

mfoxmelanson
11-23-2003, 06:15 PM
OOOOO, sorry! I'm beginning to see how that came across- I was more thinking of the recent flare up in controversy over smoking in art. Please accept my apology!!!!

M. :o

PS- I'm not against smoking in art, either- just really bad at sarcasm!

mcknight
11-23-2003, 06:25 PM
Love this one! Nice outdoor feel (I guess the presence of sky does that). I like how the strong contrast with the man pulls him so far forward from the background. As usual, the colours are supremely balanced.

coulter
11-23-2003, 06:28 PM
Strong colors well integrated. You can tell the time of day :clap: the season :clap: the makeup of the neighborhood :clap: and the character of the man :clap: all in this painting!

Bravo!

Mark

mattlart
11-23-2003, 06:31 PM
Although not one of my favorites of yours;...; the figure is so spectacularly well-lit and character so well portrayed;.......

I can't help but admire this piece. Cheers......

Wayne Gaudon
11-23-2003, 07:01 PM
:D happy little sky .. nice as usual .. really looks like he'd rather be elsewhere.

TScottDove
11-23-2003, 07:58 PM
BRIGHT!!

woodguy
11-23-2003, 11:06 PM
The story makes this grander, Jerry! Great as always. Jim

artinoils
11-24-2003, 02:23 AM
Thought he was a little cranky because he had to walk over in the cold to get someone to move their car so he could get out...but now I understand...he's just old and achy.
Nice color and story. Gotta love Jerry's world!

artbybradgreek
11-24-2003, 03:03 AM
Very creative and agree with woodguy about the story. From the facts that there isn't any snow on the ground and the ears are exposed...it must be mid to late fall, a bright crisp day.

Two things that I would suggest is possible a slight hint of red on the ears and nose, and some breathe in the air.... would really make this piece even colder LOL. thanx for sharing Jerry.
Brad

My Website (http://www.artbybradgreek.com)

Dima
11-24-2003, 06:09 AM
Very good and wonderful how you created the atmosphere of cool crisp air using so many warm colours.

Think that Artbybadgreek's suggestion to have some hints of red in/round the head is a good one.

Dick

ordie4
11-24-2003, 10:46 AM
love all the highlights here.
this "feels" like it does this
a.m. in houston - sunny and 39 deg.

i love this one......

o4

giniaad
11-24-2003, 11:11 AM
even before I read your explanation of this
it was evident...

a likeable old chap...quiet, but noticeable in is rhythmic movements
you really nailed his expression too
love the sunny day translations.
his placement and stance with the background
speaks to his "passing through"

the human being in his environment
and how it relates to our own lives
(you have made your engram...ours...)
a very emotive, relateable piece
beautifully done
I love it

pero lane
11-24-2003, 01:31 PM
I like it also!! Well done Jerry!:clap:

jerryW
11-24-2003, 07:22 PM
something about my camera
I am shooting with flash in the dark basement with two bright lights on.
I am using photoshop edit transform distort only to restore the aspect ratio and squareness from trapeqoid, but no contrast and no brightness changes.
I guess my camera is killing the red and pumping the yellow.
the painting does have more red in and around the head & elsewhere from red, orange and burnt sienna.
sorry about the electronic version.
in a few years I guess such problems will be history.
I think this particular yellow makes the camera nuts (for it does it's own program and internal level management) the offensive color - i am sure of this - is Diarylide Yellow. love it in real life, hate how it photos.

artbybradgreek
11-24-2003, 08:11 PM
Don't sweat the small stuff Jerry LOL It looks great~!! Brad

My Website (http://www.artbybradgreek.com)

giniaad
11-24-2003, 09:04 PM
Jerry,
a little confusion here...
first...shooting in your basement?...
experimenting? (does this relate to the painting here?)
is this your lomo?

I do know that film does not capture real colors well
(I can look up some more specific info on that)
that slide film does best
and for pictures right to print...I've been recomended
for the best real color translations to use
fujifilm REALA...it is 100 speed for 35mm camera

I do not know if this information is useful to you
because I am not sure what you are doing/saying...

cheers!

jerryW
11-24-2003, 11:19 PM
giniaad; the lomo is just for blurry candid pix later develop and stick up to inspire paintings. I keep abut 50 lomo pix on my back board right above the floor where I paint, and it is a collage, and underneath it's top layer may be another 300 layered and arranged on the board with bits peaking through here and there.
Lomos I do use 100 or 200 ASA film and just leave it on automatic indoor and out - never any flash, tons of motion blurring. Even if I could focus it on a painting the results would not be flat enough to adjust and post - too wide angle.

the problem with my web pix is from my Kodak dc215 zoom digital camera and how it reacts to Diarylide Yellow (which seems to throw off color ballance in the camera), and sometimes how it reacts to a particular variance of detail (if it finds a clear but discontinuous linear pattern sometimes it forces all the picture into blurryness).

Dana Design
11-25-2003, 02:10 AM
I love everything about this......including the cigarette.

ordie4
11-25-2003, 02:14 AM
like the lomo shots
and love the yellows!

keith rocks!

artbybradgreek
11-25-2003, 02:49 AM
whoaaa Jerry LOL

That's some heavy observation on camera analogy LOL To deep for my pea brain LOL ...sniffed tooo many toxic paints in the past LOL You have it pinpointed down to a certain color and everything....that is truely amazing to me...good job!!! Brad

Where's my polaroid??? LOL

My Website (http://www.artbybradgreek.com)

giniaad
11-25-2003, 11:12 AM
yes, I was thinking, later, that you were speaking about digital technology as opposed to camera chemistry.

(the 100 speed camera chemistry, as used for a photo portfolio of art work or taking reference pictures for paintings, is best, so far, with the REALA film(I am told by camera professionals)...not just any 100 speed film...and the science continues, I hope, to improve on capturing real color)

as for the digital... I too have noticed patterns being thrown off...suppose it is due to the pixel nature of digital technology and the fact that the camera focuses/ not manually by us.
the poor thing gets confused...and the pixels run in different directions.
I wonder if all digitals have the same problems getting specific colors or if different makes of cameras do better than others.
I have not done any research there.
and now that I think of it, I too had a problem getting yellow when it was next to a purple...
It's shade was close to Diarylide Yellow, but not that strong a yellow...interesting...

it is good to know what we are dealing with, but, I do not know of a good resourse of information about dig. and color, etc.

cheers!

Gilberte
11-25-2003, 03:23 PM
Keith shows character.